Seriously, what does a 100 hubber score mean?
I see great active hubbers in the low 80's and ones who post once a week and comment seldom at near or at 100. Is it something they did in the past? Or is it just being around for four years? Or is it being in the apprentice program? It is not spelling of grammar so what is it? I mean Epigramman is poet of the year and prolific and only 99. Biilybuc is only 88. And Rolly Chabot only 90. But hairbrained recipe copiers are 100. What is up with that? FAQ does not answer that discrepency.
Given that scores don't necessarily correlate with earnings, and that earnings are the main reason most people contribute to HubPages, I'd say that all scores are equal -- equally meaningless.
The precise formula that HP uses to calculate the score is a secret, and there's no mathematical way you can figure it out without access to other users' private account data such as traffic, individual hub scores, idled hubs, flags, comments, etc. I suspect it's heavily influenced by outside views, e.g., search engine traffic.
In any case, as a puzzle that can't be solved, it's simply not worth my time contemplating. I have more interesting goals than obtaining the magical "100" next to my avatar.
If what I have experienced, Eric, writers seem to work their way into scoring loops where they have to work hard to get out to the next layer. Those loops are a lot like stock prices...one might know that 100 is possible but on the downside you probably will not fall below 95. At the same time, one who seems to top out at 95 probably won't fall below 90. I do not think there is anything in the system that will move a writer's score up or down more than five points in a 24 hour period. For the first year that I was here, the 100 score was not even within reach. Since then, over the course of three years I have hit the 100 level 120 times. The only thing that I can correlate to it is that when I do hit it I usually two or more hubs in the 90's and many more in the high 80's. I am sure that is only one aspect of it and that there are many more variables in the formula. I think it meant a bit more back in the day when we had a search section which featured the individual hubber profiles and scores. With the current configuration, the focus is off the hubber and on the material moreso. One thing you can be sure of...the 100 scores does little for the bottomline in terms of earnings. ~WB
Thank you Wayne. That makes sense. I know the scores are not a make or break deal, but if we have them, and I am on the team, I want to do it right.
I think your theory is right. Apparently I reached some threshold and now my score never goes below 90 or above 95. I'm not really inclined to figure out what it takes to get to the next tier.
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